Simply described as Africa’s biggest street party, the 30-day calabar carnival is an event you should not miss on your next visit to Nigeria. Get set to dance, dance and dance, as you’re sure to enjoy the best of local and international music from various local and international and local artistes that’ll grace the event.

As you put on your dancing shoes, remember to have your camera handy as you encounter a riot of colour and sparkle of over 50,000 costumed revellers. The climax of the carnival is the 12km route walk of the various bands accompanied by live music, DJs, well-decorated floats and steel bands.

Other activities to watch out include the exciting boat regatta, children’s carnival, beauty pageant, essay competition, carnival calabar kings & queens, among others.